Hugo Lloris’ contract at Tottenham may be terminated, according to rumors, since Ange Postecoglou has decided he won’t be reintegrated into the team given the likelihood that he would leave.
Lloris has played for Tottenham for longer than all but four other players on a current Premier League team. He has lived in north London for the past 11 years and has played an important role in the team for much of that period.
The Frenchman has played 447 times for the Spurs and has 151 clean sheets to his credit. Although he is still with the club, it appears like he may have played his final game for them.
Guglielmo Vicario, a recent acquisition, has taken over as the team’s starting quarterback this year, and he hasn’t even made it to the bench yet with Fraser Forster filling that spot.
According to Football Insider, new manager Postecoglou has reportedly made the harsh decision that staunch Lloris “will not be reintegrated” into the team and that “the club now expects him to leave.”
He might relocate to Turkey or Saudi Arabia, where he “could see options open up” before those two nations’ respective transfer windows slam shut, according to reports.
If not, Spurs are reportedly willing to sever their relationship with him “in an effort to hasten the process of finding him a new home.”
However, there would need to be a good reason for them to end his contract, and the fact that he hasn’t already found a new team despite Spurs no longer wanting him is not one of them.
The fact that he is digging in his heels is not a very good excuse, unless he agrees to the exit. They may be frustrated that proposed transfers to Lazio, Nice, and Newcastle United all fell through.
Lloris may be of interest to Turkey or Saudi Arabia, as was previously reported, therefore Tottenham may not need to consider terminating his contract, if they were able to do so.
The deadline for Saudi Arabia concludes on September 7, while the window for Turkey closes on September 15. As a result, there is still plenty of time, particularly if a Turkish side is interested in enlisting him.
It’s possible that Lloris may join the two Spurs players who just transferred to Galatasaray, Tanguy Ndombele and Davinson Sanchez. Whether he goes to the same team or not, however, is still up in the air.